Report: Leeds interested in Minamino with Liverpool open to £17m sale
Liverpool want £17 million for Takumi Minamino, with The Times reporting that Leeds United and Southampton are interested in the forward this summer.
Minamino played his part in the Reds’ remarkable season, scoring 10 goals in all competitions. However, it would be no surprise to see him leave Anfield in the coming months.
The Japan international has never managed to establish himself as a regular starter in Jurgen Klopp’s plans. And with Liverpool working on a deal for Darwin Nunez, it seems that the Reds are ready to let Minamino go.
Unsurprisingly, Leeds are in the running to sign the 27-year-old. Jesse Marsch worked with Minamino while in charge at Red Bull Salzburg.
And recent reports claimed that the Whites were open to an offer from Liverpool that would have involved Minamino moving to Elland Road in a bid for Raphinha. It was the Brazilian who apparently rejected the move.
The Times also suggests that Leeds want Minamino, as do Southampton. Meanwhile, Liverpool will sell him for £17 million.
Fabrizio Romano has also suggested to Caught Offside that Leeds is his most likely destination amid links with Inter Milan.
Leeds interested in Minamino
Minamino is yet to show his best form in the Premier League. But obviously, Leeds have signed two players from Salzburg this summer.
He boasted an amazing record from his time in Austria, producing 107 goal involvements in 198 games for the club.
Klopp has previously suggested that Minamino is an ‘outstanding‘ talent. And Marsch may well feel confident that he can get the best out of him if he moves to Elland Road.
Certainly, Minamino would fit into Leeds’ price range with Liverpool wanting £17 million.